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School Meal price increase from September 2016

As from September 2016 the price of a school meal will increase to £2.30 per day, dinner money will therefore be £11.50 per week. Please note that dinner money is due on a Monday morning, in an envelope with your childs name and class clearly marked on it.

 

All children in Reception,year 1 and year 2 will be entitled to a Universal Free School meal from September 2014

 

School Meals

 

 Food Standards

 

All food provided by local authorities must meet national nutritional standards. These ensure that children are provided with a healthy, balanced diet. The new standards, introduced in September 2006, require the following:

- high-quality meat, poultry or oily fish regularly available

- at least two portions of fruit and vegetables with every meal

- bread, other cereals and potatoes regularly available

Dinner money is to be paid on a Monday morning or the first day back after a school holiday or child's illness. It must be in a sealed envelope clearly marked with your child's name and class, together with the amount of money enclosed.

Dinner money is £11.50 per week (£2.30 per day)

 

E-Payments - You can also make your child's dinner money payments online by card, go to www.bury.gov.uk/payforit and select 'school payments'

You will need you child's Pupil Number, you can simply get this from the school office.

If you prefer your child to bring a packed lunch, please be aware that we promote Healthy Eating in school and ask that you don't send in sweets or fizzy drinks.

You must provide the school office with one week's notice if you wish to change your child's eating arrangements.

 

Free School Meals

Parents do not have to pay for school lunches if they receive any of the following:

- Income Support

- Income Based Jobseeker's Allowance

- Universal Credit

- Child Tax Credit with an annual income that does not exceed £16,190 and you are not claiming Working Tax Credit

- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Further information is avaiable at: www.bury.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals or telephone on 0161 253 5858 or email at freeschoolmeals@bury.gov.uk

 

Fruit Money

We have a Fruit Trolley that is available at play times for the children to purchase fresh fruit. 20p for each piece of fruit, to be paid at the trolley at playtimes.

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